Work in Cairns

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Duration: Up to 12 months

Trip code: AUWC

Age 18-30? Want to find paid work in Cairns? Get going to Australia’s coolest backpacker city and enjoy a 8-day paid work introductory experience, which includes a jobs orientation and 7 nights of accommodation in sunny Cairns! You'll also get access to a unique job search service and 3 months of job support and advice on tap, so it won’t take you long to find your perfect paid job Down Under and start earning money abroad. Gain great work experience for your CV and live and work in Oz!

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy a 8-day introduction in Cairns and hostel accommodation and dinners included
  • All the practicalities of job hunting are sorted for you including a bank account, tax number & SIM card
  • Have a job hunting orientation and get 3 months of job support and advice from a team of job experts who will help you land your perfect paid job 
  • Meet other backpackers in this lively hostel in the centre of Cairns!
  • Apply for paid work across a range of job areas in and around the city of Cairns, including farm or ranch work, hospitality jobs and more!
Further trip information

1-Week Introduction to Cairns

You’ll spend your first week getting settled in to the cool coastal city of Cairns, gateway to the glorious Great Barrier Reef. 7 nights hostel accommodation and 7 dinners are also included. As part of this package you also get a free tube of suncream and VIP drinks deals in the hostel bar!

On the work front, when you check in to your hostel you can go to meet with the jobs consultant as soon as is convenient (the jobs office is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, and there is also an after-hours phone service should you need it), and you will be given a welcome pack and introductory letter. During this first week you’ll have help sorting your Aussie bank account, you’ll get a free SIM card & a tax number, plus a full orientation with our expert jobs team.

There’s also plenty of time for fun and adventure this week, with plenty of exciting activities to get stuck into in the city! Cairns is the gateway into the Great Barrier Reef and the perfect place to organise snokeling or diving trips to see the reef and all the wonderful wildlife! Or you can take a trip along the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and discover the beautiful views across the rainforest and some stunning waterfalls! 

Let the job hunt begin!

Once the first week is over you will have access to local job consultants who can help you with CV advice and help get you started on your job search in Cairns. This programme does not set you up with a paid job before you go, but provides you with access to a wealth of amazing job opportunities once you are out in Australia, plus ongoing job search support for a full 3 months. The jobs programme includes:

  • Free 3 month membership to a unique job search service
  • In depth orientation from your local jobs consultant covering everything you need to know about living, working and travelling in Australia
  • Assistance creating your CV
  • Jobs consultations
  • Australian bank account set up
  • Australian SIM card
  • Medicare 
  • Tax file number
  • 2nd year visa assistance
  • Optional training courses (RSA/White card etc)
  • Discount on travel products throughout Australia & New Zealand
  • Australian Harvest Guidebook
  • Discounted WOOFing membership
  • Free mail holding service

What kind of paid jobs are on offer in Cairns?

There are a wide range of fantastic paid work opportunities on offer in Cairns and the jobs team has built great relationships with many of the employers in the Cairns area, including local stations and farms. Types of jobs available may include:

  • Office and administration 
  • Construction
  • Hospitality 
  • Farm/ranch/station work

You can work for the same employer for a maximum of six months. You can continue to work for the same employer for a further six months if you switch to another branch of the company.

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